Today's Astrology Forecast | Daily Horoscope - Thursday, August 13, 2020 - Mars squares Pluto - the effects of power - against us, through us and from us

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The Moon in busy and communicative Gemini won't make any aspects until she sextiles Mercury (Gemini's ruler), at 8:32PM EDT, a good time to talk, listen, write. Stay curious. Open. She will move toward a square which a retrograde Neptune, 1:15AM EDT, so something might end on a confusing note. Or we might just be especially tired.

The rest I will pull directly from the weekly HERE. Exact as we slept (and, coloring the week) -

"Mars squares Pluto - this is the first of three due to Mars upcoming retrograde - August 13th (Mars direct, Pluto retrograde), October 9th (Mars retrograde, Pluto direct) and December 23rd (both direct) - Mars is powerful in his home sign, but Pluto is, well Pluto is Pluto.

(Pluto is the God of the underworld/power/control energy and Mars square to beneficial Jupiter blew Beirut sky high last week, so there's that to think about - stay safe)

If you have planets or points in your natal (or progressed) chart near 23 degrees of the cardinal signs - Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn - you will feel this energy strongest.

This square could kick off a crisis/stress/situation that will require alot of energy - that could take a few months to work out.

Expect intense competition and unbridled ambition. Intense frustration. Manipulations. Obsessions. Jealousy. Physical power struggles. Excisions/surgical procedures. Fear of loss/death. Our power could be challenged or we could be the one doing the calling out.

If we are "waked" this is the time to think about why this situation is "triggering" us. If we are repressing anger/passion/strong urges - here's where the lid might come off.

We could be mad (Mars) at the truth (Pluto). We could be battling (Mars) for power/control (Pluto).

We don't want to be ruthless or under-handed, but we might have to stand up for ourselves. There is a determination to move that mountain here and the desire to get what we think we deserve and not a nickel less.

Avoid unnecessary run ins with the boss/authority because THEY WILL WIN. 

If you are the boss/authority - or standing in your own authority and I hope like hell you are - then avoid making other people feel threatened because YOU WILL LOSE in the long run.

Expect to feel the effects of power - against you, through you, from you. 

This is excellent energy for OVERCOMING OUR FEARS.

And never doubt with Mars in Aries until NEXT YEAR that we are playing a long game here.

First of three squares. Keep this in mind. Mars/Pluto is like a bully aspect, but it is also about having the courage and passion to SURVIVE.

Destruction/transformation/power.

We want to be proactive and responsive and not react or over-react out of fear this week.

We talked about this Mars cycle HERE." Mars is a BIG player in our story-line for the rest of this year. What house does Aries rule in your natal chart? What is the theme of that house?

xo all


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Today's Astrology Forecast | Daily Horoscope - Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - moderating the roar, sharing the stage

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Our Taurus Moon went void while we slept (3:54AM EDT) off a productive trine to a retrograde Saturn. She moves into communicative, information-hungry and busy Gemini at 9:46AM EDT then moves through the rest of the day un-aspected. In Gemini - the Moon will be nurtured through and turn our attention to - language, ideas, communications, humor, our children's education, our tech, sales, commerce, yada, yada. An un-aspected Gemini Moon could have us doing things twice, so there's a little of that at play. Keep this in mind.

Our Leo energies aren't having such as easy time of it and are requiring some adjustments.

The Sun (at 20 degrees Leo) is inconjunct a retrograde Neptune. Mercury (at 14 degrees Leo) is inconjunct a retrograde Pallas. Challenging adjustments. Rocks and hard places. A feeling of tense familiarity with the way our words/ideas are received or not received.

This is some tricky stuff for our ego. The Leo Sun wants/needs to shine (feel the spotlight/hear the applause) - nothing wrong with that, that (through us) is HIS JOB,

but he is kept in check now with these tense contacts.

Neptune can undermine our confidence, allow us to drift off course. Brings any self-sabotaging tendencies onto that stage with us. The inconjunct requires an adjustment. We can't just toss one of the actors behind the curtain or kick him in the balls and call in his understudy.

Maybe we want to be 'shining' in a way that is not all about us - maybe keep it about the stuff we are shining a light on now. Pull back our ego a bit from how what we are offering is received. 

Mercury's inconjunct to Pallas (Leo/Cappy) makes planning/strategies/our words tricky because our creative voice - and it can get LOUD - will need to take into consideration more conservative viewpoints, boundaries and rules. 

Leo's need to ROAR gets moderated. This doesn't have to be a bad thing.

These are fixed signs and want what they want, so adjustments don't come easy.

We'll keep our head up, adjust our words/thinking as needed, but also without tossing ourselves under the bus or losing our creative buzz. Keep the focus on what we are bringing/not us personally. Imagine that actress doing her job on that stage. She can't be thinking about her performance and have a good performance.

The work/our ideas and creations can speak for themselves if we don't let our ego get in the way.


xo all

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the Astrology of Kamala Harris and Asteroids Pandora and Wuhan | the United States election of 2020 - the first woman President?


Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee for President today selected Kamala Harris as his running mate. I have said on this blog before, I just cannot see Trump or Biden getting sworn in, in January 2021 (Age of Aquarius, people!), so let's see what Kamala brings to the equation.

It turns out quite alot, I think!

We'll unpack her chart in a later post. For now, because I guess in my head I am rushing ahead to election day - let's look at what her chart is up to on November 4, 2020. Because we have been focusing on Asteroid Pandora (not only because of the pandemic - remember she is also the first  woman in mythology, Eve's older counterpart - her curiosity blamed for all the ills of the world) and Asteroid Wuhan, let's see what happens when we toss them into the mix.

I already know that on January 20, 2021, the day the new President and Vice-President will be sworn in, we will have Mars exactly conjunct Uranus and Neptune squaring the Nodes! Something totally unexpected and unprecedented will be happening - could it be the swearing in of our first woman President who was actually elected to be Vice-President?!

Could the transits of the first woman - Pandora - bring the United States its first woman President?!

On November 4, 2020, as Americans head to the polls, transiting Asteroid Pandora will be exactly conjunct Kamala's natal Pluto (15 degrees Virgo) and transiting Asteroid Wuhan will be exactly conjunct the United States natal Pluto (27 degrees Cappy) and squaring Kamala's natal Sun/Moon opposition. She would be another Full Mooner #likeTrump, #notlikeTrump. Wow!

xo all

note she also has celestial body Ixion conjunct her Libra Sun - which means he is part of her T-Square come Election Day (we talked about his story in the Epstein death post HERE) - one thing he certainly connects to is - being offered a second chance only to waste it ... so there's that, too.

Today's Astrology Forecast | Daily Horoscope - Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - safety vs risk, a focus on what makes us proud, something to fire us up

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The Moon continues her journey through Taurus - the sign of her exaltation. She trines (brakes off) a retrograde Jupiter at 11:51AM EDT, squares (tension/frustration) the Leo Sun at 12:44PM EDT, sextiles (opportunity) Neptune at 2:31PM EDT and finally trines (brakes off) a retrograde Pluto at 8:03PM EDT.

Lots going on now.

Her/our challenge that 3rd/Last Quarter Moon - the waning square between the Leo Sun and the Moon in Taurus. Fixed energies; heels dug in. As we approach next week's New Moon in Leo here is some compulsory tension/frustration that questions our need to stay safe and secure vs. our need to put ourselves out there and take a risk. Leo/Taurus. Risk vs security. Fiery initiative vs earthy stability and preservation.

With the Moon's desire to be all comfy in Taurus, the pull toward what's safe/same will be strong, but with the Sun in Leo, our heart will want what it wants, too. What makes us happy? What makes us proud? The tension is a necessary part of our journey to next week's New Moon with its confident trine to Mars.

Vesta joins the Sun and Mercury in proud Leo. A spark is LIT with a focus on and devotion to a Leo theme - creative projects, children, romance or recreation (plus your natal Leo house theme and the house of your natal Sun - the spaces you are intended to SHINE in this lifetime).

Where Vesta goes we find what will keep us up all night.

Hopefully this transit will help those of us (is this all of us?) whose fire has been doused by collective events/energies.

Vesta will be in Leo until October 2nd.

Keep in mind with our South Node in Sagittarius (what we are needing to release) the capacity to be at peace with a kind of "empty" is vital and a great gift if and when we can manage it - and we will probably roll in and out of any feelings of "peace" now. I can personally move between peace and panic a dozen times a day. :)

It is challenging, especially for people with alot of fixed energy, to eliminate the old, without the security of the new,

to be, in a very real way, "fire-less", so we don't inadvertently synthesize some kind of "empty" enthusiasm that will work at cross-purposes with ourselves later. A kind of survival reflex really - while the new germinates. 

We are in the midst of multiple Pluto transits and they won't be cheated/shortened or bargained away .... BUT we are not intended to be without our gifts and passions for long and this year's Leo season is a time when some fires can be LIT .... Vesta will help us prolong the season.


xo all 

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Weekly Astrology Forecast | August 10th - August 17th, 2020 - changes and challenges, playing a long game with a tattered deck and a shifty-eyed dealer

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This is another BIG week - SURPRISING news, AGGRESSIVE actions - the skies rich with potential and consequence.

It will pay to keep in mind this is a very long story we are living - this chapter, something about our use/misuse or avoidance of power. And like all tales worth telling/living, as well as all the stories we have ever loved, we are called upon to accept the impact of the unexpected. We may not have an easy way ahead, but we do have a way ahead.

Keep an open mind (North Node in Gemini)- no one knows what is really going on because it's not the time when knowing this is going to help us. The more wedded we are to our beliefs now, the harder it will be to swerve later when we find out all the ways we are wrong.

We are breathing life into a new world even as the old one tries to take our breath away, 

HANG IN THERE.

Uranus is very strong and still now, at his most Uranian (expect the unexpected), as he prepares to station retrograde at the end of the week. This gives a kind of electrical charge to the air, to our thoughts/words, to whatever we have going on.

Mars squares Pluto mid-week, the first of three - this is dangerous/intense. Expect to feel the effects of power - against you, through you, from you.

Let's unpack the aspects and we will talk about the Moons as we move through them with a few dailies.

MONDAY - Mercury squares Uranus
THURSDAY - Mars squares Pluto (in play all week)
SATURDAY - Uranus stations retrograde, Sun inconjuncts Pluto
SUNDAY - Sun trines Mars, Mercury inconjuncts Pluto, Venus squares Chiron

MONDAY - No sleeping in.

Mercury (in loud and proud Leo) squares change-maker Uranus (in Taurus). Squares are tension/frustration that encourage/force action. Or in this case - conversation, communication, arguments. What we are saying is getting us noticed/attention/the spotlight. Sudden and unusual ideas are possible.  

Unexpected news.

And with Uranus's ability to be 'ahead of his time' for some this might have already happened. This could be about our money, our resources, our values. Take a moment to think things through if you are considering a large purchase now or making fast decisions that could impact your bottom line in any major way. The Moon is in Taurus - we are going to have to feel our way through this one.

THURSDAY - Mars squares Pluto - this is the first of three due to Mars upcoming retrograde - August 13th (Mars direct, Pluto retrograde), October 9th (Mars retrograde, Pluto direct) and December 23rd (both direct) - Mars is powerful in his home sign, but Pluto is, well Pluto is Pluto.

(Pluto is the God of the underworld/power/control energy and Mars square to beneficial Jupiter blew Beirut sky high last week, so there's that to think about - stay safe)

Expect intense competition and unbridled ambition. Intense frustration. Manipulations. Obsessions. Jealousy. Physical power struggles. Excisions/surgical procedures. Our power could be challenged or we could be the one doing the calling out.

If we are "waked" this is the time to think about why this situation is "triggering" us. If we are repressing anger/passion/strong urges - here's where the lid comes off.  

We could be mad (Mars) at the truth (Pluto). We could be battling (Mars) for power/control (Pluto).

We don't want to be ruthless or under-handed, but we might have to stand up for ourselves. There is a determination to move that mountain here and the desire to get what we think we deserve and not a nickel less.

Avoid unnecessary run ins with the boss/authority because THEY WILL WIN. If we are the boss/authority then avoid making other people feel threatened because WE WILL LOSE in the long run.

Expect to feel the effects of power - against you, through you, from you.

And never doubt with Mars in Aries until NEXT YEAR that we are playing a long game here. First of three squares. Keep this in mind. Mars/Pluto is like a bully aspect, but it is also about having the courage to SURVIVE. Destruction/transformation/power. We want to be proactive and responsive and not react or over-react out of fear this week.

We talked about this Mars cycle HERE.

Mars is a BIG player in our story-line for the rest of this year. What house does Aries rule in your natal chart? What is the theme of that house?

SATURDAY - Uranus stations retrograde in Taurus. Collectively, Taurus rules our money, our resources, what we have earned, our values, our self-esteem, the planet Earth. There is a change of direction here. A pause on radical change/liberation. Uranus is unpredictable - any unexpected lightning strike could take us in a bold new direction or remove all the excitement/energy from a forward-leaning project/situation.

For some people changes that hit unexpectedly over the last few months will slow down or be put on hold. If we are directly impacted by Uranus's back and forth over a sensitive planet or point in our natal chart - changes could intensify. For most people changes move from the outer to the inner realms. Remember, Uranus (ruler of Aquarius) is all about detaching us from what we no longer need/what is no longer working by any/the fastest means possible. If we can't get there from here, Uranus will get us to where we need to be so we can.

Uranus will be retrograde for the rest of the year.

On the same day the Sun (our ego) moves through an inconjunct (rock and a hard place) with Pluto (power/control). More power struggles. Ego bruising. Leo wants to shine/create and Cappy says, "just do what you need to do Leo. Grow up." 

SUNDAY - A mixed bag. And the Moon will be in Cancer, her home sign, yes, but also the place where she will be squaring Mars and opposing the Cappy pile-up, so it's like her cozy house has been moved to a cramped corner on the freeway exit ramp to the airport.

Venus (in Cancer) squares Chiron (in Aries).

Painful situations around not feeling loved/wanted/safe. Not having/getting what we want. Financial insecurities. Family relationships trigger old wounds. Chiron in Aries wants to be assertive/plow through, but that won't work with Venus in sensitive Cancer. A softer touch, being able to admit we are hurting/vulnerable/don't have all the answers. Being able to relate on a personal level (not feeling we have to DO something about it or fight for it) - moves us through this. Remember with Chiron, healing is about acceptance/learning to live with what we can't change/fix.

The Sun moves into a smooth and ambitious/showy trine with an assertive Mars. We are inspired and feel a need to get going with whatever we are passionate about. This is probably our best aspect of the week that won't involve the Moon - a Leo/Aries love-fest - what can we do with this?!

Mercury, in a rock and hard place with Pluto - following in the Sun's footsteps from yesterday, could indicate some challenging news/information. Again, a mixed bag kind of day and will depend for you personally on what is hitting your chart most exactly.



xo all

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The Astrology of Covid-19 | a trigger from August 2017, the Eclipse that split America in two - part ii

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Part l is HERE

A few months after Trump took office, on August 21, 2017, there was a Solar Eclipse at 28 degrees Leo (a critical degree before the Aries point of 0 degrees Cancer) the media dubbed the 'Great American Eclipse'.

It was a total Solar Eclipse and spanned the entire contiguous United States from the Pacific to Atlantic Oceans - literally 'cutting the country in half'.

At one point 90% of Washington DC, the power center of the United States (and maybe it could be called the power center of the world) was 'eclipsed' out.

The symbolism probably couldn't have been any clearer.

Our ancestors would have offered sacrifices to the Gods to alleviate the calamities they would have expected to follow such a sight and their kings/leaders reinforced their security details - we got busy buying our Eclipse eyeglasses and finding a spot to watch the 'show'.

Trump himself, looked directly into it!

This particular eclipse was the first total Solar Eclipse visible only across the entire United States since the eclipse of 1776 - the year of this country's birth. Many astrologers think that the physical location where an eclipse is visible increases its impact on that location. The eclipse lasted for almost 2 minutes and 40 seconds. This would give the Eclipse an impact of 2 years and 8 months (through April 2020), and remember Eclipse influence works backward, too.

The next total Solar Eclipse over the United States, which will impact the entirety of North America - Canada, the United States and Mexico - will be on April 8, 2024.

The following is taken from my two-part post in August 2017:

"we have a President whose natal ascendant (many astrologers believe this to be the most important point in a natal chart) AND Mars are both conjunct 28 degrees Leo so the solar eclipse next week impacts Donald Trump's ascendant (his physical self) and natal Mars (war, action, violence, anger). This is bigly people. BIGLY.

The eclipse is also trining (brakes off) rebellious, chaotic and unpredictable Uranus (I have said before that Trump IS Uranus with the planet conjunct his natal Sun). It literally feels to me like he can do anything he wants to do with this energetic line up (or whatever is holding back his power from being eclipsed out is removed and he will be, too - impossible to know which is which).

For certain though the brakes are off something!

At the same time transiting Mars (war, violence) is conjuncting his natal Mars AND Trump was born on an eclipse making eclipses in general more impactful for him!

You can't make this stuff up folks.

The chance of this particular eclipse (total solar across the entire country) occurring at a time in our country's history (Pluto's impending return to its 1776 position) when it can so strongly influence the country's leader (via planets and points in his natal chart) would surely give it odds no Vegas bet maker would touch.  

And yet, here it is.

He is the CATALYST for something here. Our avatar for this watershed moment in United States history. This is the entire reason he was elected. This is the entire reason he was even born.

The United States will be a different United States after Donald Trump and after this eclipse energy plays itself out over the next three years.

Trump is here to do the thing he is going to do, even if we (the people) do not like it.

(it could be his action here that leads to his demise as we "the people - represented by the Moon that eclipses him" decide this is not the way we define America, since America is approaching its Pluto return and in the midst of re-birthing itself and the last time we had an eclipse like this was when our country was born in 1776 - he could be the catalyst that brings us back together or finally breaks us apart AND he could just as easily be ruling the United States at this pivotal time to make the right decision as he could the wrong one). 

It is the karma of the United States itself playing out here - and how well or how poorly we have lived up to the promises of our July 4th, 1776 birth chart."

These days my thinking on this has shifted a bit. I am not so much thinking 'our karma is playing itself out', although surely it is - but also that things that are born are also going to die and will have expiration dates, maybe even multiple expiration dates and maybe multiple means of expiration - built right into them, no matter how well or how poorly we work our blueprints. This isn't a bad thing. From the moment we are born we are in the process of dying and from the moment we die the process of being reborn. That is the nature of life here.

We talked in Part l about the Pandora/Wuhan landmine buried in the United States chart and its activation when transiting Pandora reached the United States natal Mars, because everything starts with a conjunction and Mars is a TRIGGER (and Trump's Sun/North Node/Uranus conjunction - a light on a chaotic future, being one of a dozen interpretations I can think of).

The Great American Eclipse was another landmine (remember we need to see multiple things, often three, that say the same thing in astrology before we know we are understanding it) - with its 28 degree Leo activation opposing the United States natal Moon (the people, in Aquarius) and firing up/funneling through Trump's natal Mars/Ascendant conjunction. Also, at the time of that 2017 Eclipse, asteroid Wuhan was conjunct Trump's natal Sun/North Node/Uranus conjunction and asteroid Pandora was exactly squaring the United States natal chart ruling Jupiter.

The posts about the Eclipse are HERE and HERE and definitely worth a look - both as a 2020 trigger point and as a reminder of Leo season (it's Leo season!), which feels a little lost in the shuffle this year.

We will look at a third TRIGGER (we will go back to 2012 for this one) and begin to look at the archetypes in part lll.

We are birthing a new nation and a new world and the birthing pains are ... well, painful.

In the meantime, we can look at what is going on in the world, because we don't want to hide from it, but we also need to stay plugged into our own life and limit the stuff that pulls us away from that. 

Keep in mind it is Leo season and with Mercury (ruler of the North Node) in Leo now, too, if we don't prioritize our personal happiness and have some fun, we are going to feel burnt out and edgy.

Back tomorrow with the weekly. I know some of you I have heard from are missing the mysteries and I will get back to those this week, maybe we will do them on a different night than Saturday. I have also had quite a few emails asking me to re-look at Jeffrey Epstein's suicide chart (insisting he was murdered) and maybe we will look at his birth chart one day, but not his death chart again right now .... sorry.

xo all


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